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    You own a Mac Pro which has bays for extra hard drives. Why not just dedicate one of those bays and a hard drive (drive 2) to installing Snow Leopard and then you can continue using XP with Boot Camp. Snow Leopard can be purchased direct from Apple customer service: 1-800-MY-APPLE ($29.99)

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    I have SL so OK, DUH! Guess I need to be kick started. Thanks. Now do I just put the instal disk in and do a normal install selecting disk 2? How will it come up when I start up the Mac? With one drive loaded with ML and the other with SL? Will the Mac ask me like bootcamp did at startup? New territory here for me.

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    Sometimes we overlook the simple things. To answer your question about the boot selection (once Snow Leopard is installed).... just press your Option key upon boot (when you hear the Bong! sound) and that will bring up a boot choice where you can select which hard drive to boot from.

    I realize that method is not very elegant so if you would like elegance and a boot menu all at the same time, download and install "rEFIt" from here. It takes a bit of work to get it going right, but the results are very nice. Also it's free.

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    Thanks. I will give this a go. Elegance is always a plus so I'll check out rEFIt. I'd have settled for performance but nice to have an elegant solution and NOT have to buy another worthless Microsoft product.Thanks again.

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    Well, didn't work. Snow Leopard disk started install and the computer froze up about 15 minutes into the install. I got the grey screen with the Apple in the center and watched it for 90 minutes. Install was to take about 40 minutes. Couldn't start computer (kept freezing up - trying to boot from the SL disk I couldn't eject I guess). I finally had to open up the case and remove the optical drive and do the magic paperclip disk removal trick. I'm assuming here that if I just transferred all the Mac SL files from my dead MacBookPro drive to the "B" drive of the Mac Pro wouldn't work? Not the correct drivers, etc?

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    I'm assuming here that if I just transferred all the Mac SL files from my dead MacBookPro drive to the "B" drive of the Mac Pro wouldn't work? Not the correct drivers, etc?
    That's right. No drivers would give you fits and very likely not work at all.

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    Oh well, it was a good try. Now if I can just find a guy with a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard with all the right drivers and get a copy to transfer.... I can dream right? Anyway thanks. It was worth trying.

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    Im sure I did everything right, followed Bootcamp directions, the problem I have now it does not accept my Windows key, I have the same Windoes on my PC, the key is a legit key and I am entering the numbers correctly (three times to be sure). Do not know where to go from here. Thanks,
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by durkinjt View Post
    Im sure I did everything right, followed Bootcamp directions, the problem I have now it does not accept my Windows key, I have the same Windoes on my PC, the key is a legit key and I am entering the numbers correctly (three times to be sure). Do not know where to go from here. Thanks,
    Jim
    Follow up,
    I just installed Bootcamp as per instructions, all went well until I was asked to install Win 7 key, I did and it replied it was not recognized, now I have a partition for Win and cannot use it. The key was legit, in fact I had to re-install my Win7 with it last week. Any way to get rid of the Win partition or can it be used somehow? T.I.A.
    Jim

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    Use the Boot Camp assistant to remove the Windows partition. See the instructions. If that doesn't work, post back and we'll show you another way.

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    Thanks, C,
    Must say this is a great forum, used PC's for about 30 years, and have been on many , many forums, this is about the sharpest and most courteous, I have expierienced.

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